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Poster: Visual16 Date: Mar 16, 2007 12:08am
Forum: sept_11_tv_archive Subject: Re: September 11, 2001 TVnews archive is back!

Brewster,

Thank you for all the great stuff on Archive.org!!

Some years ago, when the archive posted a downloadable version of the human genome, I was one of the first persons to download it. I’m not a mad scientist, I have no purpose for it, I don’t even really understand it. A huge text file spanning many disks with combinations of only four letters. What struck me is that if enough people had copies of it, the potential for its abuse could be minimized because it could always be re-mirrored into the public domain. Maybe a waste of disks, but what a conversation piece!
After the Septemeber 11 attacks, President Bush told Americans to remain vigilant. I wonder what could be more vigilant than studying the unedited footage of the attacks as they happened? Although the copyright ownership of the footage does belong to the respective networks, the message sent out by our President should have indicated enough common sense that the historical significance of these events should absolutely outweigh any private motives for profit. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but that by itself promotes suspicion, without looking at any other external facts. Why should such a thing ever be removed from public access?
After viewing the few files I did get, I noticed that Ross department stores had an advertisement for “fashion 9-1-1” about a minute before NBC started their first news report about the attacks. That is a weird coincidence, but that’s about all I got out of it.